Check out our classy hats! Last Friday I was at a lovely Mother’s Day tea in Saskatoon with my 95 year old Aunt Viola. She is my mother’s oldest sister and the only member of her family still living. I visit her regularly and help take care of her affairs. The personal care home where she lives has a great activities program with special features for the residents both morning and afternoon. The afternoon activity on Friday was a Mother’s Day Tea. Fancy tea cups and a selection of hats were provided along with lovely tea sandwiches, fruit, vegetable trays and cake. Aunt Vi has been the lynch pin around which my mother’s extended family revolves and she has also been a keeper of its history. So it is always great to chat with her and learn new things about my mother’s family.
I also enjoyed my time with the other women at her table. One hailed from Altona and another from Morden Manitoba and one of my aunt’s long time friends Louise, another retired teacher like my aunt, was seated right beside her. It was nice to visit with them and get to know them a little better. Since I no longer have a mother of my own I appreciate being able to celebrate the Mothers Day holiday with my aunt. I always feel my Mom’s presence and blessing in a special way when I am with her sister.